Thanksgiving Mass will be at 8:00 a.m. in Church, Thursday, November 23. Happy Thanksgiving!
PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTION
The Pastoral Council Election for 4 New Members will be held in December. Nominations are being accepted until November 30. Our Council Members are: Bethel Barrilleaux, Dwayne Bourgeois, Kerwin Cortez, Hamilton Dantin, Margaret Doucet, Jimmy Ledet, Sandra Loupe, Penny Matranga and Molly Sampey. Dwayne Bourgeois, Kerwin Cortez and Hamilton Dantin’s terms has expired and is not up for re-election. Margaret Doucet has asked to be replaced.
When submitting your nomination, please check with the person you are nominating to make sure that he or she is willing to serve on our Parish Pastoral Council. Use the form below for your nomination. You can return your nomination to the Administration Office in the weekend collection or by mail at 3500 Hwy 1, Raceland, LA 70394. Deadline for nominations is November 30, 2017.
NAME OF NOMINEE: _______________________________________
PHONE NUMBER: __________________________________________
ALTERNATE NUMBER: _____________________________________
NOMINATED BY: _________________________________________
DEBT REDUCTION RAFFLE
HURRY! JUST A FEW WEEKS LEFT!
St. Mary's Nativity Church is having a Debt Reduction Raffle. The prize - a $5000 DISNEY VACATION. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the church office. The drawing for the Disney prize will be held on December 16, 7PM, at St. Mary's Christmas Under the Oaks. Good luck!
Donations for CHRISTMAS FLOWERS are now being accepted. If you would like to remember a deceased loved one in this special way, we will have envelopes available at all Church entrances. Please drop your envelope in the weekend collection, or mail it to St. Mary's Nativity Church, 3500 Hwy. 1, Raceland LA 70394. DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING DONATIONS is SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017.
iGiveCatholic is held each year in conjunction with GivingTuesday, which is celebrated nationally on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year charitable giving.
#iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday will be held from midnight until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 28. It's 24 hours of giving by Catholics for the Catholic community, but you have the opportunity to make your gifts in advance beginning November 10 and running through November 26. Transactions made on iGiveCatholic.org are secure and your donations of $25 or more are tax deductible.On GivingTuesday, November 28, Catholics can go to the iGiveCatholic landing page, www.iGiveCatholic.org/Houma-Thibodaux, to find all of our ministries listed and make a donation to support the great work happening right here in our communities.
The funds raised from the iGiveCatholic campaign this year for St. Mary Church will go to support the changing of all the lights in Church. The approximant cost for changing all the lights to LED is $3,000.
Please donate by using iGiveCatholic on line, by putting it in the collection basket or mailing your donation to the church.
MINISTERS ARE NEEDED
Please prayerfully consider joining our Ministers Group. We are in need of Commentators, Lectors, and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion . We need help at all masses. If interested please contact Carol in the Administration Office at 985-537-3204.
JR. HIGH FAITH EXPERIENCE
Jr. High Faith Experience registration is now open for students in grades 6 - 8. The theme is year is "Go Make Disciples". It will be held at E. D. White Catholic High School on Saturday, January13, 2018, from 9:30 AM till 5:30 PM. Click here for registration form and return it to the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Office of Youth Ministry by Friday, December 15, 2017.
HOMEBOUND & SICK
If you or someone you know is homebound or sick, at home or in the hospital, and would like a visit from a priest or receive communion, please call the Administration Office at 985-537-3204.
https://stmarysnativity.weshareonline.org/In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office we are planning to create a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place. Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to help build this area. By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt. You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.
- Very Rev. Charles Perkins, V.F., Pastor
- Rev. Cody Chatagnier, Associate Pastor
- Deacon Lloyd Duplantis, Deacon
- Betty Foret, Administrative Assistant/Business Office Manager
- Carol R Falgoust, Receptionist/Secretary/Safe Environment Coordinator
- Linda Danos, Director of Religious Education
- Linda R Foret, Housekeeper
- Nolan Davaine, Parish/Cemetery Custodian
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:45 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons
FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235
Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass. A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required. Please call the Church Office for more information.
Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins. Private confessions by appointment.
Sacrament of Marriage
Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date. Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required. Call the Church Office for more information.